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Baker's Dozen

A Zola Jesus Baker's Dozen: 13 LPs By Women Who Inspired Me To Sing
Luke Turner , August 27th, 2013 08:32

Zola Jesus (Nika Rosa Danilova) gives us a special Baker's Dozen - 13 albums by female singers who inspired her to find her own voice


Linda Sharrock - Black Woman (with Sonny Sharrock)
Though this is the record of Sonny Sharrock, I always listen to it primarily for Linda. Her vocalizing in Black Woman is so carefree and physical. Even just listening to the recording makes her feel so alive! Like she is in the room, right there. Where someone like Junko's screaming feels like an alarm call, Linda's feels sensual, out-of-body, blissful. Even at it's most heinous, her voice feels ecstatic.